I was looking for a new electric park flyer project and discovered, to my surprise, that a Piper Tri-Pacer was not available. Apparently, Berkeley and Sterling produced the last Tri-Pacer kits back in the 1950s. Armed with 3-view drawing and my CAD program, I produced a scale 36-inch span electric model with a scale one-piece plastic cowl. It was a cute little model, but later I got the “bigger is better” bug. I wanted to do a larger Tri-Pacer. Simply enlarging my plans was not an option so I started from scratch. I acquired some original Piper factory plans, a complete parts manual and photos and went to work.
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